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    Default Miniature cyclamen

    I'm looking to buy some miniature cyclamen bulbs (if that's the right term!) but my Google-fu seems to be failing me.

    I want a mix of colours and what I have found out so far it looks as if I need C. hederifolium and C. coum to give different colours and a range of flowering times.

    Does anybody know where I can get these from?

    Thanks.

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    I think that you should be able to find them in the spring in garden centres. They are in full growth at the moment so won’t be harvested until they are dormant.
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    You could grow from seed but it may take a little longer.
    https://www.seedaholic.com/cyclamen-hederifolium.html
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    Cyclamen hederifolium are on sale here online ATM - 3 for 4.99
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    They're corms. Hederifolium are in leaf now, which is the best way to get them like snowdrops. A lot of the dried corms are not that brilliant. Took these a few minutes agohttps://www.flickr.com/photos/103667.../shares/Hu63qs

    Buying in the green may seem expensive, but so are abortive dried ones. Once they are growing, given a year or two, they'll be appearing everywhere and pay off the cost. Ants spread the seed far and wide.

    Mark where they are growing as they stay near to the surface and don't show up well when dormant. They're autumn flowering, mainly pink but do sport to white occasionally.

    There's some good advice herehttps://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=589.

    Salivate over these! https://www.ashwoodnurseries.com/sho...n.html?cat=124

    Only tried coum from dried corms, abortive. Hederifolium are bombproof and don't seem fussy about soil or sun. Perhaps other grapes have grown other species.

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    Default Thanks!

    Thanks folks! Really useful information here.

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